Paul Nelson Wines 2018 Arneis – Ferguson Valley

Paul Nelson Wines 2018 Arneis - Ferguson Valley
Raise your glasses if you enjoy wine made from the Arneis grape variety! And if you haven’t tried wine made from Arneis yet, make sure to add it to your wine tasting bucket list.

Typically with Arneis (meaning ‘little rascal’) you’ll find aromas and flavours like juicy peaches, apples/pears, honey and almonds. It’s an Italian white wine variety (from the Piedmont region) and it produces a light, elegant white wine.

This example is from Paul Nelson Wines in Western Australia. The fruit is grown in the Ferguson Valley in the Geographe wine region and this one is from the 2018 vintage.

Naomi bought this on her trip down to the Great Southern wine region (where the Paul Nelson cellar door is located) and was lovely enough to share it with me on my recent trip to Perth. It made for a great aperitif!

Here are my notes that I jotted down:

It’s a pale yellow/silver shade in the glass. When I give it a whiff, it makes me think of fresh flowers and a fruit salad/punch with a minerality backbone. In the mouth it’s soft and elegant. It has juicy fruit flavours with apricot coming through and a herbaceous finish to it. The perfect mid-afternoon wine!

All opinions are based on my own taste buds. Wine is subjective & always evolving, so make sure you drink what you enjoy.

Grab a glass of wine and let me know what you think...

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